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ERIC Number: ED227957
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Pages: 16
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Relations Between Drawings and Play-Constructions in Four- and Six-Year-Old Children. Umea Psychological Reports, No. 148.
Tamm, Maare
An experiment was conducted to test the hypothesis (derived from Piaget's theory of cognitive development) that the structure of children's drawings and play-constructions, being expressions of the same underlying function, should be similar. Two groups of 4- and 6-year-old nursery school children were given a testing task consisting of an orally presented narrative describing an outdoor scene. Following this presentation, children were required to retell the story and, in separate sessions, to produce a drawing, build with toys they had to request, and build with toys selected from a group of alternative choices. Results were in general agreement with the hypothesis, indicating that the degree of spatial coherence was similar in drawing and in play-constructions. Furthermore, it was found that while the 6-year-old children constructed spatially coherent representations, the 4-year-olds did not. (Author/MP)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Swedish Council for Research in the Humanities and Social Sciences, Stockholm.
Authoring Institution: Umea Univ. (Sweden).